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This game received 316 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.056 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #44 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.378

Artwork: 7.56

Sounds/Music: 7.542

Other Aspects: 8.156

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17 days ago
Love this game. Music is great. Love the volcano. Boat video game is fun. Keeper for me.
70 days ago
I love this game. So much fun. Great music, wonderful call-outs "HIPPOS!". The rules on it are pretty simple but the game has me coming back often to try and get to the super multi-ball (collect 100 diamonds). I've got a Congo and I've modded it quite a bit to super bright LEDs everywhere. Beautiful pin. This one is going to stay in the collection ;-)
4 months ago
Who could go wrong with a volcano!!! Actually the game is very underrated, even though it's in the top 40. If it had a better them and the game code was just changed very minor, it could be a top 20 game. The game has amazing flow and there's a few different directions on how to play for scoring. The only sound that gets repetitive is Amy talking.
5 months ago
This game is far below other '' top '', an adequate number of shots and a fluidity make Congo a more than pleasant game, the music is fully integrated with the rest of the elements, the shots of the ramp to the map and mistery, they are soft and rewarding just like the volcano ramp, the collection of diamonds do not become tired or repetitive, and the video modes of either the caves or the canoe are perfect, an undervalued machine, but over time is putting it in its place, I have no thought of moving away from it
5 months ago
Another pin I must add to the home collection. It’s a game you want to play over and over. I usually don’t like ramp shots that you have to hit through the bumpers but the Volcano ramp is very satisfying. The lower play-field would be my only critique, but overall I love this Pin.
7 months ago
Unique shots, theme. Underplay-field is cool. Lots of variation and unique layout. They put a lot into this machine. Great game. Deserves its spot in the top 100
9 months ago
Really solid game. Can art isn’t great, but the pf and backglass are great. Music and call outs are excellent. Love the layout and feel of the shots. Even though the movie isn’t the best, theme is really well done. Lastibility could be an issue though in a smaller collection.
11 months ago
I think it's no secret anymore that Congo is a fun game with an awesome layout. The rules are just OK and the lower playfield isn't great. The art/theme is all actually pretty good, despite it being based on a movie no one cares about. I prefer an attractive game based on a nothing theme compared to an ugly game with a great theme.
1 year ago
Congo has a cool layout but a somewhat lacking ruleset. You will be shooting mainly the left ramp to spell map while simultaneously spotting the in-lane lights. These are the main things to do in the game. The lower playfield is cool for the first few times but gets old cause you just mash the flippers. The right ramp through the pops is a fun and satisfying shot. The mode where you shooter skill shots for 20 seconds is a really cool and unique idea, but again, grows stale cause you just keep pulling the plunger back over and over. Great layout and good game.
1 year ago
very very under rated game !
1 year ago
Played it on different locations...had to buy it :-)
1 year ago
Machine that has a big potential!
1 year ago
Admittedly, I have only played this pin a couple different occasions but it is another pin where I don't understand the high rating.

The movie was bad and the pin seems only marginally better.
1 year ago
This is a very good pinball, fast and a well respected theme.
With this one, you can't be dissapointed.
1 year ago
Great game ..under rated..Wayy Funnn !! The ModFather
1 year ago
Really like this game, which was unexpected. The look of the game is great and the play is fun.
1 year ago
Congo is a great game! Also one of my favorite movies. The game really does a nice job integrating the theme with the art, DMD animations, and toys. The sounds are amazing; even better with a subwoofer installed. I like that it doesn't necessarily have "modes", but hidden tasks that get unlocked as you advance through the game. Because of this, I don't really know how far i've actually gotten in the game. I'm still discovering new things. I had no idea there was a "super" skill shot to the kickback! Very cool.
1 year ago
1 year ago
I have an excellent example of this pin, and have owned it for some time now. This pin is very underrated imo, and it's one of the pins that consistently receives the most attention from friends and family. It has some of the most unique shots in pinball, including the challenging volcano ramp, which is extremely satisfying when you hit it. It has that 'just one more' appeal to it as well.
1 year ago
if it wasnt for the terrible movie based theme this game would be a top 10 machine
2 years ago
I really enjoy this pin and think it could be ranked higher than, say ACDC. Lovely execution on the theme for the era. Video modes are fun enough that I find myself going for them hoping to get to play, as opposed to other pins where a player might play the video mode begrudgingly.
Caveat: the example I put my 30 or so games on did not seem to have a working lower-playfield, nothwithstanding the fact that I scored 1,400,000,000 and took the GC spot...maybe my moderately good game is why I like the pin so much?!
2 years ago
Its been said a bunch of times, yes the movie was meh, but the pin is fun to play. That is what I look for first and foremost. I don't need it too impossible, or too busy that you can't get all of the shots. This game has a good flow, easy play for all skill sets, and I like the smart and funny banter from the characters (Ernie Hudson and Tim Curry) actual voices.
2 years ago
this is really a nice game ! excellent flow and fast gameplay!and very rare....
2 years ago
It has a giant monkey! I should love it! But I don't.... just doesn't flow. And the randomness of cave exploring makes me angry every time. Blea. Pass.
2 years ago
I haven't seen he movie since it first came out, and based on the ratings that's a good thing. I can just enjoy the machine as a jungle adventure. I do agree with other reviewers that the lower playfield is a bit of a gimmick. Having said that, at worst, it's a change of pace like a video mode. Plus, being under the playfield it doesn't get in the way of any of the great shots. The best "toy" on the machine is probably the volcano. Having the balls shoot out of a volcano to start multiball is entertaining. Shooting the volcano ramp through the pops is also a rewarding shot.
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